This egg omelet makes the perfect clean eating breakfast for one!
Over my years of blogging, I’ve had a lot of people mention wanting some recipes for 1 or 2 people. It’s not something I do a lot of, simply because I usually cook for 3 or more people. So it can be hard for me to downsize.
But I recently started making a one egg omelet for breakfast and they are the perfect, single-serving omelet! Pair your egg omelet with a piece of whole grain toast or some fresh fruit and you have a lovely breakfast for one.
Plus, it saves on the budget if you are eating 1 egg rather than 2 or 3. Eggs have really gone up in price!
HEALTHY OMELETTE RECIPE
Eggs are truly a complete and wonderful protein. Mix in a little cheese for flavor and plenty of veggies and you’ve got a really complete, tasty breakfast. For a one egg omelet, use the following options for adding veggies:
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped onions
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped mushrooms
- 1 tbsp. finely chopped asparagus
- 1 tbsp. finely chopped peppers
The basic idea here is to use 1 tbsp. of any veggies that have more bulk, and 2 tbsp. of any veggies that tend to cook down and reduce in size by at least half. So feel free to use any veggies you like using that formula. Any meat you might add would also be 1 tbsp, finely chopped.
There are so many omelet recipes out there! Few foods are as versatile. You can put just about any meat, cheese or veggie into an omelet and it will turn out filling and tasty. Here are some yummy combinations you might like to try.
- Cheddar + Mushrooms
- Mushrooms + Onions + Smoked Gouda
- Crab + Spinach + Provolone
- Plantain + Tomato + Green Onions + Gruyère (A Columbian combination, though they usually add sausage)
- Potatoes + Red Onion + Cheddar
- Corn + Beans + Cheddar + Tomatoes
- Kale + Avocado
- Smoked Salmon + Cream Cheese + Green Onions
- Mozzarella + Spinach + Tomatoes
- Avocado + Salsa + Lime
- Onions + Tomatoes + Sweet Peppers
- Peppers + Hummus (Yes! You can put hummus in an omelet!)
- Pizza Fixings – Top your omelet like you would your pizza before folding it in half!
- Cheddar + Fresh Herbs
- Shredded Chicken + Cheddar
- Feta Cheese + Kalamata Olives + Diced Tomatoes
OMELET OR OMELETTE:
If you’ve ever wondered which way is the correct way to spell this word, rest assured that either one will work! The spelling as “omelet” is simply the American version. The British and French spelling is “omelette”. Either way, people will know what you mean.
MORE OMELET RECIPES:
BREAKFAST IDEAS WITH EGGS:
If an omelet seems like too much work, here are other egg dishes you can enjoy for breakfast.
- Vegetable Breakfast Tart
- Scrambled Egg & Cheddar Pita Pizza
- Zucchini Pie Recipe
- Spaghetti Eggs
- Cheddar Asparagus Quiche
- Italian Breakfast Scramble
The main thing to remember with a one egg omelet is to keep your fillings down to the 1 or 2 tbsp. amounts. Follow the formula above and feel free to season with herbs and spices.
HOW TO MAKE A ONE EGG OMELET
Healthy One Egg Omelet with Cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1/8 tsp. onion powder
- 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
- 2 tsp. butter (or oil)
- 1 oz. cheese (1 slice if sliced)
- In a small bowl, use a fork to whisk together the egg, onion powder and dried thyme.
- Warm the oil in a small pan and pour the whisked egg into the pan, ensuring it reaches all the edges. If you end up with some raw egg on top, simply tip the pan a bit while lifting the edge or your omelet so that the raw egg can run underneath at the edge.
- Flip the omelet and add cheese. Let it cook for just just long enough to warm the cheese, fold in half and transfer to your plate.